It’s no news that delta kitchen faucets are one of the best money can buy in today’s market. However, every piece of household equipment, regardless of its brand and quality, eventually develops a defect over time. When that happens, you’d be left with only two options, call in the professionals and get charged for every hour spent in your kitchen or get it done yourself.
So how do you replace a Delta Kitchen faucet sprayer hose?
You start by removing your old sprinkler conduit and depleting it as much as possible to not get water on yourself. Then install your latest deck fitting, fasten it in with a screwdriver, and pass your line through it. Be sure to apply a dram of pipe dope to the male threads. Using a sink wrench, shove the conduit into the faucet stem via the underneath of the sink.
Easy Steps to replace a delta kitchen faucet sprayer hose
If you are opting to replace your sprinkler conduit, then you must have found out the hard way that your kitchen faucet is damaged beyond repair, and as such, needs to be renewed. Below are simple DIY steps to follow if you want to replace a delta kitchen faucet sprinkler conduit easily:
- Discard the old deck fitting and insert the new one
- Fasten in the bolts from under the sink with the aid of a screwdriver
- Pass your new conduit into the deck fitting
- Apply pipe dope to the male threads and thrust the conduit into the faucet stem from under the sink
- Tighten the conduit into the faucet stem using a sink wrench.
- For a more detailed description, watch the video below –
Tools that you’ll need
For a seamless and successful project, you need to have the following hardware: screwdriver, pocketknife, brand new conduit, brand new sprinkle head, pliers, basin wrench, and a torchlight. All of these tools will aid you in your bid to replace your sprinkler conduit.
Not having these tools will not only make it difficult for you but also nearly impossible to pull off. So, unless you have them already in your home, you will need to deep down into your pockets to obtain them. Either way, the bill would still be relatively cheaper than calling in an expert.
What Procedure should you follow?
In every problem-solving situation, the first procedure is usually to assess the problem because only then can you decipher how to solve it. So ask yourself what went wrong with your kitchen faucet sprinkler conduit? Then verify if it’s repairable; if not, replacing it is your best bet.
Don’t be too quick to open up your faucet; the problem might not be too serious, and if you don’t know this, you could end up causing more damage to your faucet. When lost and confused, it’s best to call in an expert from the delta company to bail you out. However, if you feel like you’re up for it, you can follow these procedures below.
Assessing the situation
Without an accurate assessment, you can’t move on with this project, let alone solve whatever is wrong with your kitchen sprinkler conduit.
Here are a few inspection tips that could shed more light on what exactly is wrong with your delta faucet sprinkler conduit:
First, turn on your faucet and inspect your sprinkle wand to see if there are any leaks, and if there isn’t any, put them off
With the aid of a screwdriver, undo the bolts holding the sprinkle wand and remove the sprinkle wand.
Put your faucet back on and search again for leakages.
If leaks are coming from the crimp seal of the conduit, then it means the conduit is damaged, and you will have to change it together with the sprinkle wand.
If there are no leaks from the crimp seal, then it means you just have to replace your sprinkle wand
A good number of probable solutions usually follow suit right after an accurate, in-depth problem analysis. In most cases, you might find out the problem isn’t as severe as you imagined and can be resolved in the following ways;
Put on your faucet and examine the underneath of your sink. If there are leaks, fasten them using a plier.
You could also find your sprinkler wand to be the cause of all your troubles, as the continual usage of your sprinkler conduit leads to the accumulation of particles that could cause a blockage. So, dip your sprinkle wand into a bowl of water mixed with vinegar and leave it for a few hours. Then remove it, you’ll find that all mineral deposits within it have dissolved.
However, if all of your efforts prove futile, you have no other option but to disconnect your faucet and replace the affected old parts with new ones.
Procuring new parts for replacement
To get your hands on new alternate parts, you don’t necessarily have to spend more money. If your warranty hasn’t expired, you might be able to get all the parts needed to get your faucet back up and running. All you need to do is notify the delta company to activate your warranty clause.
But if it has expired, you have no choice but to get a new sprinkle wand and conduit from the accessory store. Be sure to take with you your old sprinkle wand and conduit to the store so you can purchase the same model. Buying a newer or an outdated model could cause you problems during the installation process.
How to disconnect sprayer hose from delta faucet?
The first step is always the same, power down your faucet and deplete any water remaining in your conduit. With the aid of a screwdriver, undo the C-clip and the nut holding your spray wand. Then with a sink wrench, disconnect your old sprinkler conduit and drag it out from the deck fitting.
While this method is guaranteed to work seamlessly, it may be worth noting that there are three various types of delta kitchen faucets with sprinkler conduits, and they are: center set, one handle widespread, and one handle pullout kitchen faucet
Disconnecting may vary in some instances hence why we’ve narrowed it down to three (3) simple procedures categorized by the models available.
- Procedure 1
Turn off the water faucet and deplete any leftover water in the conduit. The same applies to all types of sprinkler conduits.
- Procedure 2
Discarding the conduit is the goal here. Regardless of the conduit you possess, the first phase is to separate the sprinkler conduit from the outlet pipe. You do this by first locating the outlet pipe, confirming if there’s a hook holding the sprinkler conduit to the outlet pipe, and removing the hook.
Be sure to place a bowl or container under the workload so that water from your conduit doesn’t splash on you or the floor. Then, remove your sprinkler conduit.
- Procedure 3
The goal here is to discard the sprinkler wand. For center and single handle widespread faucet users, you have to undo your sprinkler wand from the conduit by spinning the slide bolt anti-clockwise. However, turning it might be difficult if there are excess particle deposits in your sprinkler wand.
When this happens, mix white vinegar and water in proportional measure, and place your sprinkle wand inside it. All particle deposits within your wand will dissolve after an hour or two. For single-handle pullout users, discarding the sprinkler wand is a different process from others, but it’s also relatively seamless.
Formulate a circle with your sprinkler conduit that will prevent it from going back down the faucet. Verify if the sprinkler’s connection to the wand is a snap-on or a threaded In. If it’s a snap-on, press down on the button and disconnect your sprinkler wand. However, if it’s threaded in, with a wrench’s aid, undo the bolt and disconnect the sprinkler wand.
You can now pull out the sprinkler conduit. For a more detailed description, watch the video below:
It’s amazing what you can do if you put your mind to it. So, the next time your kitchen faucet or sprinkler conduit decides to act up, follow these steps, and you’ll be fine. Be sure to investigate what the problem is, test it out, and see if you can repair it by following the steps listed above.
Even if you can’t, it won’t hurt to call in the professionals after finding out the problem. At least, it will reduce the bill since you won’t be paying for a consultation, only repair.